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Lionsgate teams with Park Chan-wook to adapt Korean feature Oldboy for TV 

Park Chan-wook has released a number of acclaimed thrillers

US-headquartered studio group Lionsgate is partnering with Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook to adapt his thriller feature Oldboy for television.

Released in 2004, the film is based on a Japanese manga about a man who is released from prison after 15 years, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.

It is part of Park’s Vengeance trilogy, which also includes Sympathy for Mr Vengeance and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance.

Park is attached to produce the adaptation alongside producing partner Syd Lim, with Courtney Mock and Tara Joshi overseeing the project for Lionsgate Television.

For Park, the announcement comes on the heels of the release of the critically acclaimed HBO thriller The Sympathizer, which he directed and produced. His other film directing credits include The Handmaiden, Decision to Leave, Stoker and Thirst.

“Park is one of the most visionary storytellers of our generation, and we’re excited to partner with him in bringing his cinematic masterpiece to the television screen,” said Scott Herbst, exec VP and head of scripted development, Lionsgate Television.

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